Archives for September 2011

9/30/11 Yokohama (Away)

September 30th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 0  Yokohama BayStars 5 Streak: L1   Last 5: WWWWL (Yokohama Stadium)   Swallows finish up the month of September 17-7-1 (with one rain out). This included the mind-blowing 12-1 start to the month. In tonight’s game, we saw Masubuchi on the hill for the Birds, while Miura was the ‘Stars hurler. As […]

9/29/11 – Hanshin (Home)

September 29th, 2011 Hanshin Tigers 4 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 4  Last 5: LWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Not quite as exciting as the MLB American League wildcard race, but the last few days at Jingu have been mightily enjoyable. Just like the two nights before, the Swallows came from behind to comfortably beat the […]

9/28/11 – Hanshin (Home)

September 28th, 2011 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 3  Last 5: LLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows sent Shichijo to the mound after a 1 month stint in Toda, while the Tigers elected to send young Takumi Akiyama to the mound for his first start of the season. Akiyama had two strong […]

9/27/11 – Hanshin (Home)

September 27th, 2011 Hanshin Tigers 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After failing to grasp the chance to put some decent breathing room between them and the second-placed Dragons in Nagoya last week, every game for the remaining three weeks or so of the regular season is essentially […]

9/25/11 – Chunichi (Away)

September 25th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 6 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLLLW (Nagoya Dome) After losing four straight, and three in a row to the second place Chunichi Dragons, the birds saw their lead at the top of the Central shrink to a paltry one-and-a-half games. The big question, of course, was […]

9/24/11 – Chunichi (Away)

September 24th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 4  Last 5: TLLLL (Nagoya Dome) Another day, another heart-breakingly close loss to the Dragons in Nagoya. The Swallows got their points early as Kawabata managed a two out single off Soto, which Hatake followed with his 21st home run of the season. […]

9/23/11 – Chunichi (Away)

September 23rd, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 6 Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: LWLLL (Nagoya Dome) One of these teams has a boatload of experience of being in contention down the home stretch of the season, while the other doesn’t.  After Tokyo wasted chance upon chance and had a late inning bullpen collapse […]

9/22/11 – Chunichi (Away)

September 22th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WWTLL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows landed in Nagoya looking to create some distance between them and the second place Dragons. The Dragons, on the other hand, were playing their first game after learning of the impending departure of their strict […]

Guiel Announces Retirement

As first pointed out to us by one of our three favorite Canadians, Simon Currie, one of our other three favorite Canadians, Aaron Guiel, has announced that he will retire at the end of season. Guiel, long a fan-favorite, played in only eleven games this season. His numbers belie the positive impact he’s had on […]

9/21/11 – Hiroshima (Home) [Game Cancelled]

Sepember 21st, 2011 Hiroshima Carp   Tokyo Swallows   Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: WDLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Not surprisingly, given the typhoon that seems to be hitting the Tokyo area as I write this, tonight’s game against the Carp has been cancelled. Expect the game to be rearranged for sometime in mid-October. […]